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Paths: $wgLogo
The URL of the site logo.
Introduced in version: pre 1.1.0
Removed in version: still in use
Allowed values: relative path or absolute URL
Default value: "{$wgScriptPathManual:$wgScriptPath}/resources/assets/wiki.png" (MW 1.24+)
"{$wgStylePathManual:$wgStylePath}/common/images/wiki.png" (MW 1.23 and before)
(Note: The default value of this variable depends on other variables, such as the values set in Setup.phpManual:Setup.php, after LocalSettings.phpManual:LocalSettings.php is executed)
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The site logo. Your logo should be the same size, i.e. 135 pixels.

The URL of the site logo (i.e. the image displayed in the upper-left corner of the page in most MediaWiki installations). Either a fully-qualified URL or a relative path from DOCUMENT_ROOT. If it's a relative path, it has to start with a slash (a file in DOCUMENT_ROOT is /file.png, not file.png).

The logo is expected to be 135 x 135 pixels. A bigger size can be used by modifying the site CSS (and smaller sizes are possible with no changes). Note that if you use a bigger image, MediaWiki will not resize this image! Instead, the image will be cut off so that only part of it (the upper left-hand corner to be precise) will be visible. If this corner is completely white, it might look like the image would not display although in fact it does.

Caution! Caution: Do not simply overwrite the default logo installed with MediaWiki (/resources/assets/wiki.png); this file will automatically be overwritten when you upgrade and your changes will be lost.


Upload your logo file onto your server. Let's say it ends up as /images/4/47/mylogo.png. Then you can use it as your site logo by adding this line to LocalSettings.php:

$wgLogo = $wgScriptPath . '/images/4/47/mylogo.png';

Make sure that you add this line below the definition of $wgScriptPath! Otherwise, $wgScriptPath will still be undefined and the logo will not be displaying.

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